Religion and the American Civil War

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Randall M. Miller, Harry S. Stout, Charles Reagan Wilson
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Religion - 422 pages
The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Religion and the American Civil War
21
The Bible and Slavery
43
Religion in the Collapse of the American Union
74
Church Honor and Secession
89
The Northern Protestant Clergy
110
White Southern Baptist Ministers 18501890
167
Stonewall Jackson and the Providence of God
187
The Civil War
229
Elite Women and Religion
250
Catholic Religion Irish Ethnicity and the Civil War
261
Perfecting the Confederacy
297
The Case of Richmond
313
Religion and the Results of the Civil War
360
Religion and the American Civil War in Comparative Perspective
385
Afterword
408

The Second Inaugural
208

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Randall M. Miller is at St. Joseph's University. Harry S. Stout is at Yale University.

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